14 May 2008
Footballers Are Idiots: Arm Wrestling Gone Bad
Lee Thorpe, 32, of Rochdale FC broke his arm in an arm wrestling match on the team coach traveling to Darlington this past Saturday. Manager Keith Hill was reluctant to name Thorpe’s arm wrestling opponent, but teammate Chris Dognall, while speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, was quick to divulge the culprit. Rene Howe was said to be his challenger when his arm broke in three different places. Who gets beaten up by a guy named Rene? I mean, seriously.
Howe was quoted after the Darlington game as saying:
“We do a bit of arm wrestling on the way to matches for a bit of fun and Lee challenged me even though I'd beaten him badly before. I warned him he was going to suffer, but I didn't expect to break his arm. We were wrestling and then there was a loud crack and it turns out he'd broken his arm in three places.”
Link: Thorpe in Arm Wrestling Accident